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ICD Nvidia Tegra 2 Tablet Beats iPad Hands Down

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 56 comments

Flash, ahoy!

With all this iPad talk, you'd think Apple was the first company to ever launch a tablet. However, despite all the hype, the iPad is causing problems for some people, and it's also lacking a little in the features department. No webcam, the same (or very similar) processor and graphics as the iPhone 3GS (albeit clocked to 1GHz).

Engadget is carrying details of a tablet from ICD called the Gemini. With a 3G connection that allows for voice calls, it already has one aspect of the iPad beat but what else has it got under the hood? A removable 40Wh battery, an SD card reader, FM radio, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB connectivity, GPS, stereo speakers, two webcams (2mp on the front and 5mp with autofocus on the back). Running Android, there's a choice of either a capacitive or resistive 1,366 x 768 multitouch display. The most interesting of all is that the device boasts Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor.

Check out the comparison to both the JooJoo and the iPad, courtesy of Engadget.

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    adipose , April 6, 2010 7:25 PM
    wtf is with all the low res jpegs of spec comparisons today?
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    dman3k , April 6, 2010 7:25 PM
    Tegra2 = best mobile chipset available now

    So I want one...
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    ncarlson , April 6, 2010 7:35 PM
    So much more for (most likely) so much less.
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    mianmian , April 6, 2010 7:25 PM
    The spec looks great. But tablet things need good contents and apps. Wish android could do well on this one.
  • 20 Hide
    dman3k , April 6, 2010 7:25 PM
    Tegra2 = best mobile chipset available now

    So I want one...
  • 31 Hide
    adipose , April 6, 2010 7:25 PM
    wtf is with all the low res jpegs of spec comparisons today?
  • 7 Hide
    babybeluga , April 6, 2010 7:27 PM
    In other groundbreaking news:

    "Hot stoves have the potential to burn your hand!"
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    johnyeah , April 6, 2010 7:28 PM
    In terms of hardware yes. But what about the content? I.e. Apps, games, etc.
  • 11 Hide
    skevil , April 6, 2010 7:32 PM
    MOAR TABLETS NOMNOMNOMNOM
  • 18 Hide
    ncarlson , April 6, 2010 7:35 PM
    So much more for (most likely) so much less.
  • 3 Hide
    triculious , April 6, 2010 7:35 PM
    what about prices?
    I'm tempted to buy one of this things in the near future
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    Fibrizo , April 6, 2010 7:36 PM
    I wish i have the money to buy it, its awesome
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    Anonymous , April 6, 2010 7:45 PM
    Without a price, all the specs are sort of worthless. It isn't so much about what you are getting, but what you are getting for the money.
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    ruffhouseutah , April 6, 2010 7:46 PM
    Unlike PCs, for the tablet market, like the iPod/iTouch market, what's under the hood isn't nearly as important as the user interface, apps, and other non-techie feel-good stuff that Apple has going for it.

    Running on Android is a strong step in the right direction, though...
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    HalJordan , April 6, 2010 7:46 PM
    "Infrared for communication with consumer electronics" If I am reading this correctly, then with the proper app you can have a pretty slick universal remote with Gemini? If so, neat.
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    Regulas , April 6, 2010 7:50 PM
    mianmianThe spec looks great. But tablet things need good contents and apps. Wish android could do well on this one.

    You are right but give it a little more time, by Christmas this year there will be tons to choose from. I like the hardware on this and Android is the OS of choice for me too. Acer may come out with a nice aluminium one. I have a 13.3" Acer Timeline (aluminium) laptop running Ubuntu now and love it. About 6 Hrs (real-time) battery life too.
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    Anonymous , April 6, 2010 7:51 PM
    Perhaps the most important feature it has that the iPad lacks: Flash Support
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    waikano , April 6, 2010 7:53 PM
    2 Questions, How Much and when is it going to be released? Nothing against you Tom's but I am getting tired of the This is Going to blow away (add device name here)!! When it doesn't mean a thing unless you have a projected Cost and Time. Same could be said for the Courier!! Looks cool, but what about date and cost?
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    JasonAkkerman , April 6, 2010 7:56 PM
    It makes cellular voice calls? Speakerphone only? It would look strange with that thing pressed against your head.
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    Parsian , April 6, 2010 8:02 PM
    where can i buy one??? now only if it supports stylus
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    Abrahm , April 6, 2010 8:03 PM
    That's an awesome tablet. There are a lot of really promising Android tablets coming out fairly soon, I can't wait!
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    Xlick , April 6, 2010 8:04 PM
    JasonAkkermanIt makes cellular voice calls? Speakerphone only? It would look strange with that thing pressed against your head.


    it does have blue teeth

    you culd also use headphones with mic like those that come with the iphone

    but yes, it would look rather silly with this on your ear
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    milktea , April 6, 2010 8:07 PM
    Now the Gemini specs seems more reasonable than the iPad. The Android OS and replaceable battery are big plus.

    Why would anyone settle for an iPad is beyond me. Somebody needs to teach Apple how to build a mobile device.
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